Renewable energy, such as residential and commercial solar power, plays an increasing role in the demands on distribution grids and the overall complexity of predicting fluctuating power needs. Power storage, consumer power generation, and automated home energy management systems are also impacting distribution and grid management. Utility companies need more visibility and control, but they do not always have access to data on related systems and assets.
Optimization of grids requires increased data-based insight, along with improved manageability across legacy and modern systems. Robust embedded controllers or IIoT gateway controllers such as those designed and manufactured by Axiomtek, integrated with software solutions based on the Intel® IoT Platform, help utilities and energy companies gather, filter, and analyze data from the edge to the cloud. This provides essential insight into usage patterns and identifies areas where grid performance can be optimized.
Axiomtek’s embedded computers and IIoT gateway devices are designed specifically for harsh operating environments such as smart grid operations. These system, platform, and IIoT gateway product lines are built with open architecture for easy integration with legacy systems. Products are comprehensive, versatile, robust, and highly reliable. With options for advanced, scalable Intel® CPUs, the system selected can optimize smart grid manageability, offer communications capabilities, and ease the process of data transfer and storage for analytics.
Increased access to operational and usage data improves data analysis, impacting connected device and sensor power grid management. This, in turn, can lower operating costs. Axiomtek offers pretested, prevalidated gateway devices that help ease smart grid network deployment.
Axiomtek and its industry-leading software, hardware, and technology partners are helping system integrators achieve faster time-to-market. It helps developers and integrators build intelligent, near-real-time, end-to-end solutions. Axiomtek offers design assistance and integration services with COTS-based products to accelerate the process and help increase ROI. Additional value-added services are available, including pre- and post-product launch services.